6. New Mg-Alloys for the ThixomoldingTM Process

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Julio Aguilar,
  2. Martin Fehlbier and
  3. Andreas Bühring-Polaczek

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch6

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Aguilar, J., Fehlbier, M. and Bühring-Polaczek, A. (2003) New Mg-Alloys for the ThixomoldingTM Process, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch6

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Foundry Institute, Aachen University (RWTH), Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • Thixomolding

Summary

As a result of the instability of the oil prices and the improving of the comfort in the automobile construction, which result in heavier cars, it is expected that magnesium with its good mechanical properties and low density will grow in importance as a construction material. However because of the high reactivity of magnesium is the melting and casting of its alloys using the conventional casting processes just under very tight safety and protective measures possible. The ThixomoldingTM process on the contrary offers safer working conditions. The metal is heated just into the semisolid state, where it is not very reactive, away from the atmosphere gases in an extruder that is directly connected to the mold [1].